Brandon Lloyd (knee) played a season-low 31 offensive snaps in Week 17 versus the Dolphins.
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss notes that Lloyd's knee was a bigger question mark on Sunday than it had been in recent weeks. Coupled with the fact that the Patriots were up large, New England played it safe with the 31-year-old receiver. The team secured a first-round bye for the playoffs, so it should give Lloyd ample time to heal up. It will be a situation to keep an eye on, even though we still expect Bill Belichick to be vague with his injury reports.